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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:36 am 
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Hi everyone

I am new here so hello from me.

After 9 years of Chemo I am trying to get the house back ship shape. All my tools were in the shed that the roof blew off 3 years ago so everything was destroyed. I lost all my power tools, electric saws the lot.

So now I am on the lookout for some new gear. It is predominately for DIY work but don't mind spending more for a tool that will last. I'd rather buy pro gear that does the job better and lasts too. I am a bit of a perfectionist so don't want crude tools. If that makes sense.
I have £150-£200+ to spend and want an impact driver. If I can also get a multi pack and get a drill with it that'd be better. What would you suggest?
I looked at Ryobi and was interested because 1 battery fits all but are they up to use?

Anyway nice to be here and any advice would be appreciated.

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i use a dewalt impact for industrial roofing
wouldn't use anything else now,had makita before and they were great until i used a dewalt , the dewalt has a more powerfull feel to it,
but for diy -get a combo twin pack of dwalt or makita and you won't be disappointed


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This is a good deal https://www.screwfix.com/p/dewalt-dcz29 ... pack/9801t

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most off the cheaper dewalt stuff is made to a price
an impact would be off minimal benefit in redoing a house especially if your trying to do it with minimum noise
a hammer drill will drive a 70mm screw in nearly as quick as an impact it will also drill holes :lol:
i would recomend ryobi for diy use its 80% as good as dewalt but at a better price
http://www.diy.com/departments/ryobi-on ... 421_BQ.prd
with ryobi you have 70 tools for the home car and garden to fit the same batteries
https://uk.ryobitools.eu/one/
i have both dewalt and ryobi 18v they dont get a hard use have never had a tool failure and some off the kit is approaching 15 years old :huray:

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Food for thought indeed. Thanks so much for the advice. Much appreicated


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One battery fits all is the norm - ie all current 18v Makita batteries fit all current 18v Makita tools.

I got a twin pack drill and impact driver and have only used the impact driver a couple of times - as big-all says, it might not be the most useful tool in domestic work.
The thing to remember is the battery rating, as some of the cheaper deals have lower rated batteries which mean more frequent charging. Not a big issue for DIY, and not as expensive to replace should they fail after a few years either !


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stevewestern wrote:
I got a twin pack drill and impact driver and have only used the impact driver a couple of times - as big-all says, it might not be the most useful tool in domestic work.

And I'm in agreement with that. I'm in the joinery trade and I use an impact a heck of a lot, however there are two caveats; firstly I regularly need to screw frames, sub-structures, etc together in a hurry - for which an impact is useful but not essential - and secondly my impact is (was) a top end 3-speed brushless model meaning it is far more controllable than a lower spec. 1-speed tool which tend to be max power and little else. Before I had an impact I worked happily with just a combi drill - the plus point of a combi being that it can drill steel, wood, stone, that it can also drive screws, power hole saws and auger bits as well as wire wheels and sanding flap wheels, discs, etc. An impact driver (without specialist tooling - and the range of that is limited and expensive) can basically drive screws. That makes a combi far pore suitable for the DIYer, handyman, etc.

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